Archive for greg mulholland

Same-sex marriage: 7 Lib Dem MPs not present, of which only 1 an abstention

5 February 2013 , ,
I think a few eyebrows have been raised by the absence of 7 Liberal Democrat MPs from the voting lobbies this evening on same-sex marriage. However, looking through the names there’s only 1 actual abstention amongst them – that of Greg Mulholland. Looking through the others, the explanations are: Norman Baker, Martin Horwood, John Thurso: […]
George Osborne

Lib Dem success: Osborne set to drop plan to end housing benefit for under-25s

The Guardian reports: David Cameron’s plans to end housing benefit for under-25s look set to be omitted from George Osborne’s autumn statement this week after a Lib Dem revolt against more draconian benefit cuts. Government sources suggested that the idea, floated by the prime minister in June as a way to trim a further £2bn […]
Jo Swinson

Mulholland, Swinson and Cable on that apology

Today’s Independent has a good round-up of what various Liberal Democrats are saying in response to that apology, including: Crucially for Mr Clegg, the MP Greg Mulholland, one of the most fierce Liberal Democrat critics of the fees about-turn, welcomed his apology. He said: “This took courage and I hope people give him credit for […]

Greg Mulholland is first convenor of new Backbench Group

28 February 2011 ,
Greg Mulholland MP (Leeds North West) is the first convenor of the new Liberal Democrat Backbench Group. On being appointed he said, The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party has to work in a completely different environment than before and it is important that the voice of the Lib Dem backbenchers is heard. We look forward to [...]
Flames

Greg Mulholland may have tried to upstage me by being interviewed whilst on fire, but…

6 December 2010 ,
At lunchtime I appeared on the Daily Politics, just after Greg Mulholland gave an interview during which his feet were apparently was on fire (smoke kept on appearing from the bottom of the screen): (Also on the BBC website here.)

Tuition fees: which way will MPs vote on Thursday?

Today saw a weird piece of media face with an impostor conning several news outlets into reporting that Edinburgh West MP Mike Crockart was going to resign as a PPS and vote against the tuition fees increase. The impostor even got as far as being interviewed by the BBC on the World at One before [...]